The pioneering ballet dancer Cira Robinson is part of Ballet Black the UK's first ballet company for dancers of black and asian decent.
Ahead of World Ballet Day, the man hailed the greatest dancer of his generation wants young stars to know that "anything is possible".
Ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev is one of those dazzling, demanding performers
Life has thrown a fair few obstacles at Chloe Henderson. She suffers from cerebral palsy and was told that she would never be able to walk.
Scientists have been investigating how ballet dancers can pirouette at great speed without getting dizzy?
Now they think they have worked it out - and want to use the results to help people who suffer from chronic dizziness.
ITV News correspondent Neil Connery has been learning the lessons of ballet: